Announced last year in November the Huawei Mate 9 was originally planned to hit Asia, the Middle East and European markets with no word about the US. This week Huawei shared the news that the giant phone will soon port to the States distributed nationwide by majority of big retailers. As of yesterday, the phone is ready to buy through Amazon and Best Buy. The phone is ready to be used on AT&T and T-Mobile networks. Additionally, except for it’s beefy specs the Huawei’s latest flagship offers pre-installed access to Amazon’s Alexa.
Unlocked Huawei Mate 9 is now ready to buy in the US. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider buying the phablet even if it’s not cheap.
Starting Friday the Huawei Mate 9 has been listed for sale at many US retail stores priced at $600 without any long term contracts. The phone is sold SIM-lock free and ready to be activated on AT&T or T-Mobile networks, which means that it will work also with Cricket or Metro PCS prepaid services.
At the moment there is no info about the phone’s availability directly through carriers’ stores. Although we still have no official confirmation from any of the US service providers, we can safely assume that the Mate 9 will join the list of offerings of all major carriers as soon as they notice the profit potential hidden in the raising customer’s interest in the device and Huawei brand.
Despite of its hefty price there are five solid reasons why you should consider to buy the Huawei Mate 9.
The Huawei Mate 9 is the first phone to arrive with a pre-installed app giving users access to Alexa – Amazon’s own personal assistant. This step is surely a milestone in Amazon’s way to conquer the US market of digital voice assistants dominated by Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant. As for other earlier released models of the phones they all will receive the app via an over-the-air update.
2. Power Beast
Six hundred bucks is surely a setting you back amount. However, for that money you will get a real power beast driven by the company’s own Kirin 960 chip coupled with 4GB RAM and 64 of built-in storage. The SoC houses a traditional quad-core Cortex-A52 clocked at 1.8GHz and the new ARM quad-core Cortex-A73 that works at 2.4GHz delivering an automatic learning algorithm, which is claimed to deliver flawless experience after 18 month of usage. Meanwhile, the Mali G71 MP8 GPU will take charge of high-quality graphic experience. The said processing parameters should deliver undisturbed multitasking mode and a smooth performance of Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0 UI on the top.
3. Massive Screen
Furthermore, the Huawei Mate 9 is a massive phablet sporting a ginormous 5.9-inch screen panel with 1080p resolution. This means that in terms of size the device beats over almost all currently available on the market phablets, including 5.5-inch OnePlus 3T, Galaxy S7 Edge and iPhone 7 Plus. However, despite housing such a big display, the phone somehow managed to keep the compact design and dimension identical to those featured by the iPhone 7 Plus.
4. Dual Sensor Camera System
Using the P9 experience, the Mate 9 takes advantage of the dual sensor system recording 4K videos. The phone boast a combination of a 12MP RGB camera paired with a 20MP monochrome sensor. Except for shooting the best black and white photos, the Mate 9 delivers pro-like color pics with strengthened contrast even in poor light conditions.
5. Huge Battery
All those great features will be nothing without a powerful 4,000 mAh battery that keeps them ticking. According to the manufacturer the phablet is capable to survive a full day of a really intensive usage on a single charging. The SuperCharge quick charging technology offers 50 percent faster charging than the previous model. In practice it means that the phone will work for a whole day after 90 minutes of charging.
If you think that the Huawei Mate 9 is the device worth purchase, then hit one of the mentioned today retailers. You can choose between gray and silver color options.